LGMC Introduces the da Vinci Xi Surgical System


Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) is now operating a da Vinci® Xi™ Surgical System. Designed to further advance the technology used in minimally invasive surgery, LGMC is the only hospital between Baton Rouge and Houston to have this technology.

The da Vinci Xi System is an advanced version of the da Vinci robotic system the hospital has already had for several years. The Xi System is used across a spectrum of minimally invasive surgical procedures and has been optimized for multi-quadrant surgeries in the areas of gynecology, urology and general surgery, among others.

Compared to open surgery, da Vinci surgery typically results in a shorter hospital stay, less blood loss, fewer complications, less medication, a faster recovery and minimal scarring. This technology also provides the surgeon unparalleled precision, better dexterity and control, increased ergonomic comfort and more efficiency.

As with all da Vinci Surgical Systems, the surgeon is 100% in control of the robotic-assisted system, which translates his/her hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside the patient’s body. The Xi System’s immersive 3D-HD vision system provides surgeons a highly magnified view, virtually extending their eyes and hands into the patient.

Key features include:
· A redesigned arm for access from virtually any position
· A simpler and more compact endoscope design with improved vision and clarity
· Different attachments to provide flexibility for visualizing the surgical site
· Smaller, thinner arms with newly designed joints for a greater range of motion
· Longer instrument shafts to give surgeons greater reach

The da Vinci Xi System is an expandable technology platform designed to accommodate and seamlessly integrate a range of current technologies, as well as future innovations, in areas such as imaging, advanced instruments and anatomical access. Physicians at LGMC trained on the new system are thrilled to be a leader in this field and look forward to continue bringing Acadiana minimally invasive surgical options.

“The significant improvements to this new da Vinci system will allow us to apply the benefits of minimally invasive surgery to a broader range of procedures, and with better precision,” says General Surgeon Jason Breaux, M.D. “For patients, this means less scarring, less pain and a quicker recovery,” he says.

Patients should talk to their doctor to decide if a da Vinci surgery is right for them. Only a doctor can determine if a da Vinci surgery is appropriate for a patient’s medical situation.

For more information on minimally invasive surgical options at LGMC, visit LafayetteGeneral.com/daVinci.

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